While Part Two of my trip to the Newark Museum will be posted early this week, I felt it important to mention an upcoming event I have gotten particularly excited about. Coming this fall (Friday, September 30, 2011 – Sunday, October 2, 2011), the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the Third Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium, Exhibiting India’s Art in the Twenty-First Century, in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania History of Art Department. Friday evening will feature a reception with the Museum Director Timothy Rub and the UPenn’s W. Norman Brown Professor of South Asia Studies, Michael W. Meister, as well as an introductory talk on the South Indian Pillared Temple Hall with the Museum’s Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, Darielle Mason. Saturday boasts a series of interesting talks in the morning and afternoon, including a presentation by the Newark Museum’s Curator of the Arts of Asia, Katherine Anne Paul, entitled “Prisms of Practice: Tibetan-Buddhist Altars in Museum Settings.” Finally, Sunday will consist of roundtable working sessions discussing the previous day’s sessions. I’m definitely looking forward to this event, and barring complications I hope to attend and give a full account come September. Maybe I’ll see you there too!
For more information and a full schedule of events, see the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Official Calendar: http://www.philamuseum.org/calendarEvents/adults/symposia.html